Real Great Gatsby House on the Market

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Want to not just own but live in a piece of history? The Great Neck estate where F. Scott Fitzgerald began penning The Great Gatsby is on the market for a cool $3,888,888, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Fitzgerald lived in the 5,000-square foot Mediterranean-style home with his wife, Zelda, for two years and wrote three chapters of Gatsby there. He left the estate at 6 Gateway Drive in Great Neck and finished the classic in France.

“While living in Great Neck, the Fitzgeralds spent a large amount of time socializing with their wealthy neighbors,” wrote.  “It is likely those experiences that inspired ‘The Great Gatsby’s’ depictions of lavish Jazz Age parties, and the tension between newly rich West Egg and old-money East Egg.”

Built in 1918, the seven-bedroom home has been updated over the years and is listed under agents Inbar Mutzman and Nurit Weiss of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

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